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kicks off his second term with a call for national unity. >> a regional election in germany, a wakeup call for the chancellor. >> and extreme winter weather halts travel across much of northern europe. >> we start this show in washington where president obama balm has publicly taken the oath of office for his second term. he had to take it twice. >> official ceremony held in private on sunday at the white house. now the ceremonial swearing in in front of more than 700,000 people that showed up. >> and an international audience watching on tv. a lot of europeans want to know which way the world's biggest economy is headed and can politicians sort things out. here is a man that thinks he can make a difference the second time around. obama then looked forward to his next and final four years in office calling an end to the politics of division and saying the united states could achieve anything if it acted as one. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all of the qualities this world without boundaries deman
. but the omens are not good. her coalition has just lost a regional election that was widely viewed as a test of public opinion. >> at first, it looked like the german chancellor's party would win. when the final ballots were counted, it became clear the democrats were on their way out. the results show the coalition of angela merkle's party or one seat behind the opposition. the loss by the christian democrats came about because their supporters tried to vote strategically. usually, christian democrat voters cast a ballot for free democrats. at first, they were thrilled at their score. >> i think it is no surprise some conservatives actually gave us a vote to make sure we would be able to continue with the coalition. >> as the votes were counted, it became clear the political blood transfusion had not work. .- worked how could she continued to help the free democrats across germany without hurting her own party poppies -- party potsies popularity. even her star power was not enough to turn things around. keeping the coalition partner ally came at a heavy price, one she may not want to pay ag
>> one of the first to cast the vote in israel's election. you're watching "al jazeera." we meet a boy who feels betrayed by the world. the u.n. intervenes in the south china seas. police officers in mexico say they have had enough. israelis are voting in their general election. binyamin netanyahu is a clear favorite to win another term in office. we're covering the election for us of there. is it shaping up? .> we're in west jerusalem there have been a steady trickle of voters coming and. sraelis are is re eligible to vote. it looks like to be a good turnout. the question is to what extend binyamin netanyahu can claim a mandate for victory. prime minister binyamin netanyahu casting his ballot. >> want them to succeed. >> he has a commanding lead in all polls. there are new kids on israel's political bloc. >> he is trying to make this campaign a personal campaign on his ability to be the prime minister. yes or no? specific questions about policies. >> the votes have been dominating the headlines. the likud party ran on a single ballad. have lost support to this man. they appealed
freed by the algerian security forces talk about their ordeal. ahead of crucial elections, chancellor merkel puts her full weight behind david mcalister and head-to-head in a nine-goal thriller. reports are coming in that algerian special forces have found 15 burned bodies in the gas plant at the southeast of the country that came under attack by muslim militants. a launch raid was held to free them and they said it prevented a massacre but 30 are still unaccounted for and 12 are unaccounted for and those who escaped have been traumatized. >> hostages celebrating their release. one described the moment the drama began. >> their goal was foreign hostages. they met a bus at the entrance of the base's living quarters. they released a few of us and killed foreigners and algerian forces on the spot then returned to the base and took hostages. >> many died or were hurt when algerian military stormed the area. it's kept officials on edge. >> i spoke with the algerian prime minister again to get an update on this very difficult situation and to underscore, again, that the utmost care must be
in the studio in chicago, two days after the election, i asked cornell west and tavis smiley about the reelection of president obama. i asked them about the fact we are in the president city. he had just flown out the day before and what this next four years means. >> it is morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend billions of dollars on the elections and not have any serious discussion on poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall, declining wages, the 1% signer doing very well. no talk about drones, dropping bombs on innocent people. we end up with such a truncated discourse as a major problems, ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. it was very sad. i'm glad there was not a right- wing takeover, but we in up with the republican rockefeller in black face with barack obama. so that our struggle intensifies. >> that is a pretty rough assessment of president obama. >> that is what we have. richard nixon is to the left of him on health care. richard nixon is to the left of him on guaranteed income and the same policies in terms of imperial foreign pol
democratic elections to take place in the north african country in 1991. when the islamic salvation front won the first round, the government called off the voting and cracked down on islamists, forcing many underground. including a notorious terrorist leader with ties to al qaeda. he is reportedly behind this week's attack on the remote desert gas plant. though he first made a name for himself with a string of violent attacks and dramatic kidnappings after he joined an extremist group in the late 1990's. the terror has continued to this day, but the extremists seemed to be losing support. for many algerians, even an authoritarian regime is preferable to an islamist state. algeria is rich in resources, especially gas and oil. and it has hardly any public debt, but average algerians see little benefit from the country's richest. although there is great dissatisfaction from the government, it has not helped the islamists' cause. there's too much fear the country could once again descend into civil war. >> france is reporting some initial successes in mali where government troops had recaptured
terrorists. >> elections had been planned for april. that is now completely up in the air. even if the military intervention is a short one, mali is likely to remain politically unstable for some time to come. >> coming up, floods are causing havoc in the indonesian capital. >> first, here's a look at some of the news. >> syrian activists are reporting a new massacre by government forces. the syrian observatory for human rights says pro-assad troops killed more than 100 civilians on tuesday. witnesses are reported as saying troops hunting rebel fighters slotted entire families, including women and children -- slaughtered entire families including women and children. >> new demands come as pakistan's chief anti- corruption official refused the supreme court order to a rust -- arrest the prime minister over lack of evidence. m in the u.s. president's gun control proposals face an uncertain future. there's no majority in either house of congress with resistance from both republicans and democrats. gun supporters have also launched an advertising campaign against obama's move. the p
. and germany's ruling party tries to hold onto power in a key regional election. >> do i have remorse? absolutely. >> lance armstrong apologizes, but can he rebuilt his tarnished reputation? >>> the algerian hostage crisis is over. special forces stormed the remote gas plant, killing 11 gunmen after they took the lives of 74 hostages. -- took the lives of 7 4 hostages. dozens of people are still unaccounted for. at 29 gunmen said to have links with al qaeda are thought to have been killed. >> the first photo to emerge out of what happened shows hostages kneeling captive in the desert. in other pictures broadcast by algerian tv, they are shown group against a wall. we don't know how many of these people survived what was to come. army helicopter swooped over the complex as they were cornered by algerian special forces. the hopes of a clinical rescue operation and release of hostages have been dashed, state media reporting that seven hostages and 11 militants were killed in the final assault. workers from britain, the u.s., japan, and norway are still among those unaccounted for. in nor
elections of lower saxony is busy choosing their parliament and the result is looking extremely close. it is being seen as a dress rehearsal for several elections in september and a verdict on chancellor angela merkel herself. david mcalester represents her party and is close to her. the poll suggests is neck-and- neck with the opposition social democrats and the green party. with go live now to hand over. what is the latest you are hearing there? >> the latest we are hearing is that it's going to be a long night. we will have to wait for the regional polling stations to be counted. the parties are really neck-and- neck and it could be angela merkel's christian democratic union or it could be the greens and social democrats. this is a bellwether region. this has farmers, big industry, europe's biggest automaker, volkswagen is located here. the religious split is catholic and protestant. what happens here is will what happened across the country generally speaking. that is why angela merkel made seven campaign stops here along with david mcallister, the christian democratic premier in
. the challenge to us is to remember what we learned when we first entered this movement, that you never elect someone to make change happen for you. you elect somebody to make it a little easier for your movement to keep on making change after. and so, brothers and sisters, i implore you tonight, have a good time, party caressed well, then get right back on the battlefield tuesday morning because we took our democracy back and we ain't giving it up to nobody. thank you and god bless. fire it up. fire it up. fire it up! god bless you all. >> that was president of the naacp, benjamin jealous, speaking at the peace ball, voices of hope and resistance come here in washington, d.c. on sunday night. we will be back with more from the peace ball couldn't angela davis, sonia sanchez and others in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> sweet honey in the rock performing at the peace ball last night. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from washington, d.c., bringing you special coverage of today's inauguration as hundreds of thousands gath
election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy campaign for the traditional parties. they face competition from a political newcomer. some austrian politicians are reminded of a time in the early 1990's when a man came from the far right and meddled with the traditional austrian political landscape. he died four years ago, and his party has since lost some of its significance, but some former supporters have now found a new political home with a new party. >> he who has the gold makes the rules -- that was the model used when introducing the party in the timber. he was born into a poor family in austria but went to canada to make his millions. now he has returned to make a dramatic entrance on the political scene. >> i am certain that this is a very important day that will go down in austrian history. i also think it will go down in the history of the world. >> the recen
of the election year, yet you don't have presidential candidates to have a vastly different approach to it. >> it is true that i think it is the increasingly become an issue, and the heartland of america, especially in the south. for instance in north carolina, there's been a huge increase in the latino population of north carolina, but most people don't understand how those latinos got there. it is a largely guatemalan migration, and its large the people who were recruited in the 1980's and 1990's to come and work in the textile mills of north carolina, because part of what i try to show in the book is the enormous connection between the needs of capital of american expanding industries in the u.s. and this recruitment of labor. what happened basically is in the 1980's, more salvadorans and guatemalans were flocking to the united states as a result of the civil wars and their country and repression in their country. they came here to the u.s. and there were industries that were needed for cheap labor. you have the meat packing industry in the midwest that began recruiting many mexicans to
. this political turmoil comes just months ahead of national elections. >> instead of millions, security officials say it is more like 25,000 protesters gathered in the parliaments in islamabad. there have been isolated clashes, and there was violence as demonstrators reached the heavily fortified area around the parliament building. gunshots were heard, but it was unclear if they were from protesters or police. he is so far unknown in pakistani politics and is demanding the government step down immediately and that a caretaker government be set up to ensure that elections may reflect a truly democratic result. >> this is absolutely laughlin and democratic. we are here in front of the parliamentary house, parliament house, just to say -- save our country from collapse. and he blames the government for incompetence and corruption, and as if on cue, the country's supreme court has now ordered the arrest of the democratically elected prime minister on corruption charges. this is the government has been weak on countering terrorism. -- they say the government has been weak on countering terrorism. >>
be popular, but he is leading a party that is not even registered to take part in the elections and many want to know who is financially backing him. political leaders are working to resolve this crisis. >> there are a lot of suspicion among the government and its coalition, but even among opposition and the main opposition party, that have taken a very strong stand against him. they are saying that whatever he is doing is derailing an attempt -- is attempting to derail democracy. >> pakistan will go to the polls later this year for the first peaceful transition of power under an elected government. some say the march and the prevailing political uncertainty will make that difficult. >> in the u.s., new york state is announcing some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. governor andrew cuomo signed legislation that strengthened the ban on assault weapons and aims to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. >> background checks on all private sales -- smart, because the old system made no sense. if you want to a gun dealer to buy a gun, then you had to go through a background
backing the party. they say there's election commission in pakistan which will hold free and fair elections. kamal in o live to islamabad. what is the latest on the trouble in pashawar? >> i just spoke to our contact who told me the protesters who brought the body to the governor's house are in a meeting with the authorities with their demand that the perpetrators of the crime, that there should be justice, and that their perfume should be lifted so people can resume their normal lives. however, so far, there's no word from the government or the authorities. the incident took place a couple days back. these people were killed and dumped. because it was curfew, nobody could retrieve the bodies. there are questions asked to who carried out the attacks. some of the people who were killed, there were family paramilitaryhe pair liber forces. there are suspicions that the attack could have been carried out by an militant islamic grou. sometimes they attack civilians and military members. >> does anyone know where the prime minister is? >> nobody has seen the prime minister in public sin
legislative election. the second round was cancelled with the expectation they would have won a majority. a splinter group needed outside support. that's when it announced affiliation with al qaeda. it was a sign of their weakness that they needed to reach out to this global network. i think of them as actors that are thinking locally but acting globally. the extent to which they have resources may not reflect their actual support. i would not say this represents mass support on the part of ordinary algerian people. it is much more complex. they developed networks within southern algeria and some networks the torreg. >> the french have doubled the number of troops on the ground in mali. the defense minister of the country says there are 1400 soldiers trying to retake rebel- controlled towns. diabaly is 400 meters from the capital. french air strikes near diabaly have done little. chad has promised to send thousands of soldiers and hundreds of nigerian troops are expected to arrive. muhammed is in the capital with a report. what is the latest? >> elizabeth, we have been speaking with resi
in support for the secular brand that has been dominating had been -- headlines. the story of this election has not been so much about winners and losers as it has the power of the far right parties and which one netanyahu will take to be the next coalition government. >> in october netanyahu's foreign minister announced he would run on a single ballot. he looked likely to take a larger portion of seats in the new parliament, but in the last few weeks they have been losing support, mainly to this man. the 40-year-old millionaire encapsulates the emergence and acceptance of far right nationalism and israeli politics. bennet has run on a platform of restoring jewish values june politics as well as lowering cost of living. another man for the moment, the tv press center could become third in the elections and also be a coalition partner for netanyahu. rather than security issues, it is the economy that is dominating the of said -- the debate. netanyahu maybe on his way to another victory, but it is far from plain sailing. the parties are likely to be ideologically different. for netanyahu, win
not been dissolved and the election committee will function in the same way it always has. qadri has remained controversial due to his motives and finances but forced the government to listen to his commands and they criticized the government for allowing thousands in the capitol. but that those in charge should be held accountable. >> all the people who are elected in the parliaments are servants of the public and those who are elected should never forget that they are the servants. >> the government had warned if anything happened to women and children involved in the rally, qadri will be held responsible. tens of thousands supporters were camping out in islamabad. a large number were members of the parent organization but not all of them. >> i wanted to show the world, we the people in islamabad who work here and studying here, he also are supporters of him because he makes a lot of sense. >> qadri seemingly called for change and then a quick change of heart has given way to many conspiracy theories, including some sort of approval by the pakistani establishment. >> people who hav
and the disconnect of their desire of the elected officials. they need to know the american public supports them so they can step up and lead. we have begun to see that. let's keep this up. with all the lead changed the paradigm to if we can do something about guns, to when. david cay needs to know we already have over to their support in the house of representatives for a ban on high-capacity magazines at the end of the one of the 12th congress. we're in of the realm of possibility. if it takes is board -- years from now, we will still be fighting. we understand how the lives we can really save. >> can you talk about the significance of the 19 executive actions the president is also set to announce later today, colin goddard? texas republican steve stockman has threatened impeachment in the event the president uses the executive actions to limit gun- control. he said to attack the president's actions are not just an attack on the constitution and a violation of his sworn the oath of office, they are a direct attack on americans that placed all of us in danger." >> you know, still reviewing all of
an office boy and get him elected to senate. other senators called him the senator from prendergast. he squeaks in to get reelected in 1940 and then they elevated him, not because he was qualified to be president, as emitted over and over again, but because he did not have a lot of enemies and he was very pliable. if wallace had been in there, there would have been no atomic bomb, and no nuclear arms race, and very possibly no cold war. wallace could see the world through the eyes of our adversaries. he understood the soviets. he understood the chinese. >> he was an anglophobe too. roosevelt was as well. he repeatedly told his son, we are not going to be played as a good time charlie as we were in world war i. >> he also campaigned with african americans at a time of jim crow, and went to africa. >> he was shocked. he said the british empire said these people back a hundred years. >> you made the movie born on the fourth of july. you made platoon. and now have written the untold history of the united states and done a showtime series. what is most important, do you feel, that has not be
and latin america social progress of governments being elected to power, getting rid of all dictatorships, old rule by the popular -- military, and giving the popular will a chance to bring more progressive leaders to power. but that really was from the 1960's to the 1990's, you have throughout latin america, the role of these dictators and military leaders that were largely backed by the united states. >> i want to go to a part of the film that deals with the assassination of archbishop oscar romero on march 24, 1980, in el salvador. this clip features the voices of sister pat murray, former u.s. ambassador to el salvador robert white, and sister terry alexander, mary nell missionary. >> his assassination -- in church -- stunned the entire nation. >> as the crowd started to grow, they realized that this was going to be a very difficult time. and we could see all the party is that were on the roofs. all of the sudden, there was a shot fired. then the bomb went off. the everybody just scattered. then the korea opened fire -- guardia opened fire. oh, lord. important that the world know that
for an end to government corruption and they say he wants to be real elections scheduled for later this year. the have ended their protest and very the victims, delaying the funerals as part of a call for the community. the government has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> more than 80 people have finally been buried. the muslims that normally buried their dead so soon after death, this is a powerful protest. more than 100 people died in the attacks on the same day. relatives refused to bury their loved ones unless the government was dismissed. bringing women, children, and the elderly, it is driving rain during the sentence. the prime minister fire the local government. >> you wake up in the morning, the governor's role will have been imposed and he will be the chief executive. >> there are 600,000 there that have been persecuted and they say the state has not given them any protection. >> with the authorities do in the past five years that they will do now. if they have any courage, they will provide protection to the people. why have the innocent people than punished? >> people
government should be announced, that parliament should be dissolved, and an election date fixuld be given in order to pu the fragile democratic order. >> how are people reacting? >> people are jubilant, if you look at the people particularly in on the avenue in islamabad, protesters across the country, people are jubilant. but there's also concern about the future of the country. this is a government that has lost its second prime minister. they will of course now be taking this as political martyrdom, going to the people to say that we were not allowed to rule. across pakistan's there's a feeling up the government has failed, that parliament has failed, but there has to be certain measures which a professor is talking about, to make sure that people who don't have high moral standards, people who don't pay income tax don't presedeserve to represente people. >> thank you for that. military leaders from west african nations are discussing plans to send thousands of soldiers to mali had a schedule. french forces have been bombing rebel territory in northern mali for the past five days. fran
an office. at the last election, one in six voters cast ballots for the far right. >> it is nice that there somewhere for people to go, a place where they can get things off their chest. >> but many people oppose the presence of the npd. one is the mayor. she has started a civic group. it all started seven years ago with a demonstration. >> the brown been for npd rubbish -- we carried one of those with us -- the brown bin. >> we want to show that we are a friendly, cosmopolitan little town, and we are not brown, right wing extremists. we are colorful and diverse. >> the npd tried to infiltrate a local sports club, but the extremists were prevented from gaining a foothold. m a three or four npd people were very active. they wanted to help, but if they get a foot in the door and a training group, that effectively makes them a trainer. and at that party office, the npd offers advice to young people, including the unemployed. the message is -- we will look after you. it is not unusual to run into the deputy leader of the national npd party here. he was convicted of hate speech for de
yourself. >> the president is hoping americans will take that fear to heart and call their elected leaders. he wants congress to agree to ban the future production of some assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 bullets. >> weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in movie theaters. >> he wants to make sure everybody who wants to buy a gun, even from gun shows, has to pass a more comprehensive background check, and a band to armor piercing bullets. by executive order, he told federal law enforcement to begin studying the causes of gun violence. but even the man who came up with dozens of proposals is not promising a end to mass shootings. >> no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented. but we all know we have a moral obligation to everything in our power to diminish the prospect. >> information on the proposal so far does nothing about the estimated 300 million guns already in america. the president stressed that this is going to be a tough fight. that was clear after the national rifle association released this television ad.
. there is an ecuadorean national election in february next year. it seems to be that there is a bit of a diplomatic waiting game as far as the u.s. and u.k. are concerned, to look to see how that election goes. presidents correa is the most popular political leader in south america, so it should be fine, but there have been reports that the united states has increased its anti-correa funding by three times. so that is a potential problem. the people of ecuador have been very supportive. i suspect, even if there is a switch to another leader, it is now a matter of national pride. they will stick with the cause. >> and as to how you feel people should use the internet today and protect themselves, as we wrap up with your book "cypherpunks." >> first, it is not always possible to protect oneself. if you walk over the edge of the cliff, it is not really possible to protect yourself. it is important know that the cliff is there so that you can simply avoid doing something that would put you at risk. first thing they should do is go out and buy the book. it is not easy to protect yourself. that is part o
.s. house received 1.1 million more votes than republicans in the last election cycle. but republicans still won a 33- seat grigoriy and house. how? the report says -- it goes on to detail how republicans but millions of dollars in those states feeling state level victories that allowed republicans to spearhead redistricting for the 2012 election to their party's advantage. the group says it raised $30 million for the initiative. and the united nations is criticizing the u.s.-backed regime in saudi arabia for the beheading of a free lankan guest worker. -- be heading of a sri lanka guest worker. she was decapitated over allegations of murdering the baby of her employer. the spokesperson for the men high commissioner for human rights condemned the execution. >> we express our deep dismay at the execution of a young sri lanka and women on wednesday. -- a young woman on wednesday. she can to work as a house made in 2005, was charged for the murder of her employers' pay the a week after her arrival. despite a birth certificate that allegedly showed she was a minor at the time of the baby's death
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